VR comes to Nintendo Switch

Nintendo gaming fans will have to wait until 12 April for these VR kits to make it to retail (US date and prices provided).

It's been rumored for years, but now the Switch console is finally getting virtual reality support by way of Nintendo Labo. Fend off an alien invasion with the Toy-Con Blaster, visit a colorful in-game ocean and snap photos of the sea life with the Toy-Con Camera and so much more.

Two expansion sets, comprising the Elephant, Camera, Bird and Wind Pedal Toy-Con projects, will also be available for $19.99 each.

Nintendo Labo: VR Kit offers six new Toy-Con creations to build, including the Toy-Con VR Goggles, which combine with the other creations to allow players to interact with the virtual world through imaginative real-world actions.

The "simple" cardboard VR set will serve as the fourth kit in the Labo line and offer up six new DIY Toy-Con creations for players to make and enjoy.

Nintendo Labo: VR Kit encourages passing around the Toy-Con creations among a group of people so everyone in the room can easily join in on the fun.

The VR Kit is created to be passed around and shared among a group of people, Nintendo said.

The Nintendo Labo: VR Kit will launch with two optional expansion sets for $20 each. Those projects are the Toy-Con VR Goggles themselves, the Toy-Con Blaster, Toy-Con Camera, Toy-Con Bird, Toy-Con Wind Pedal, and Toy-Con Elephant.which I guess will let you turn yourself into a cardboard elephant?

The Toy-Con Garage feature will be making a return in the VR kit, which could lead to some seriously awesome creations. Those looking to get their feet wet can begin with the Starter Set, which includes the VR Goggles as well as a Blaster, for $39.99.

Now, of course, since this is a Labo-based set, it does just mean that Nintendo is developing software specifically around the cardboard kit; you're not suddenly going to playing Mario Kart 8 or The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild if you pick up the cardboard kit.

  • Fernando Stephens